Based on Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Max becomes the Monster of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel Frankenstein, which provides the language for this photobook. Monster sets up a sympathetic creature—a dog with whom we’re more likely to connect than some members of our own species—as the Other, the despised, the “unfortunate and deserted creature.” Who among us hasn’t experienced this before in one way or another? Vivid photographs of Max elicit empathy for a being who feels such despair, reminding us that prejudice will exist as a part of flawed humanity, but that it’s our duty to continue to examine our behavior, its impetus, and its effect.
~ We believe in the arts and that our lives can never have enough beauty ~